October 15th at 10:19pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small and medium‑sized enterprises hard, and their owners have demonstrated resilience and creativity in adapting their operations to health regulations and physical distancing requirements. Montréal has not escaped the crisis. The effervescence of Montréal’s neighbourhoods must be preserved and, to achieve this, the metropolis’s commercial arteries need urgent support. The many calls for help to face the precarious situation merchants and businesses are experiencing have been heard.  The City of Montreal says the measures it put in place to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic are working. Plateau Mayor…

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October 13th at 8:51pm

It would be hard to imagine any Toronto neighbourhood strip without a popular, independent coffee shop or a favourite, small-batch bakery or a unique gift shop. These small businesses give neighbourhoods personality and character but they also account for 60 per cent of all private-sector employment jobs (based on Statistics Canada figures from 2019). According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, small businesses contribute half of Canada’s GDP, employ over half of employed Canadians, and are the engine of communities. Most businesses have suffered due to the impacts of COVID-19, but restaurants, bars, lounges, independent shoe and clothing stores, salons…

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Press Release – SharpShooter 20/20 Funds launched in Canada by Paul Pitcher within SharpShooter Funding

May 30th at 8:50pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20/20 Funds: The Funding Guide Supporting Canadian Business, and Seeking a Way Out of Recession SharpShooter 20/20 Funds Toronto, Ontario Canada – May 30, 2020 – At the beginning of May 2020, the worst fears of many Canadians were confirmed. The country had entered recession, the announcement coming 11 years, almost to the day, after Canada exited its last recession in 2009. The story is not a unique one. In these troubled times, nations around the globe are seriously struggling. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world, claiming countless lives and pushing economies to the brink. Here in Canada,…

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How to Open Your Business and Grow Your Business During COVID-19

May 28th at 10:07pm

You have two options during this COVID-19 – cower in fear, lament all day and accept defeat, or you roll up your sleeves, take a firm stand and fight it out head long. If you choose the latter, then this piece on how to open your business and grow your business during COVID-19 is for you. As far as anyone knows, coronavirus may miraculously disappear overnight or become a part of us, like HIV/AIDS. But rather than fold your hands to wait it out, you are here, looking for a way to earn money and stay in business, pandemic or…

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The Canadian Guide to Staying Efficient, Healthy and Productive while working from home

April 17th at 9:53pm

While remote work and being able to set your own hours are big perks of the work-from-home life, it can be a real challenge to stay focused and productive when dealing with the many distractions you’ll find in a home environment. To help you manage, here’s our top 5 best tips and Canadian strategies you can adopt to stay on task when away from the office.

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A good credit score will serve you for life

March 31st at 10:59pm

A good credit score is important at every age and life stage — young student, adult learner, entrepreneur or established professional . Your personal credit score is a public statement of how well you manage your money — and can affect your ability to rent an apartment, borrow money or obtain a mortgage. In some cases, your credit score can even determine whether you get the job you want. “Certain industries check the credit score of potential employees and while this is not the case for all jobs, it could affect your ability to enter your chosen field,” says Scott…

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March 28th at 3:07pm

Online medical care, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and health-related industries During the epidemic, online medical platforms, like AliHealth and Tencent HealthCare, have provided free online diagnostic services for citizens. This helps to screen out suspected COVID-19 patients from common cold patients, alleviate the shortage of offline medical resources, reduce the cross-infection risks caused by human contact, and enable more citizens to experience online medical treatment. The outbreak also stimulates the growth of telemedicine. Apply for Canadian Funding E-commerce To avoid being infected by the COVID-19 virus, consumers who have formed the habit of online shopping are becoming more likely to…

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March 26th at 9:02pm

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Extending the Work-Sharing program Canada is extending the maximum duration of the Work-Sharing program from 38 weeks to 76 weeks. The Work-Sharing program is offered to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours because of developments beyond the control of their employers. Apply at Providing small business with wage subsidies Eligible small employers a temporary wage subsidy for a period of three months. The subsidy will be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that…

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